Monday, February 23, 2009

A Shining Treasure

Do I call myself a pirate when I capture the loot? That's how I feel after I've spent the day treasure hunting. Mirror, mirror on the wall, your weren't the fairest mirror of all (hehee) so someone give it up for another to love. That's me.! Gold resin really wasn't the look I was going for. I figured out it's new LOOK rather quickly. I have a favorite white I use on all my redesigns. It got a few coats of Country White (wal-mart's own brand) then for the aged, patina look I used craft paint. An umber color. Only rubbing here and there then taking the paint off quickly before it dried. It's in the hallway just before my bedroom, I think it's a good place to hang this once not so fair mirror that's now my treasure. For more great treasures be sure to stop over at Diane'sA Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words. Thank you for your visit today.(a side note: I think I learned how to make the hyperlinks it looks "cleaner" around here without the copy/past techique I was using).

Have A blessed day


Sherri S said...

Yes it does indeed 'shine'. It is gorgeous! Love all the detail. I finally learned how to post links 'cleaner' too. I knew there had to be a way, just took me a minute.

Smilingsal said...

You did a good job and saved that for another (you!) to love.

Candy said...

Beautiful...and the collection of vases are so pretty. Wish I could get a closer look at the pretty pink one on the right.
Happy Tues, Candy

ann said...

This is GORGEOUS.I WANT IT.Oh this looks just like me.I love it.Great find here....Ann

ellen b said...

Very pretty treasure find and redesign. Enjoy!

Darlene said...

That is a beautiful treasure. Happy Tuesday.

Beth at Aunties said...

Beautiful treasure. Mirrors add so much to a room. Wonderful find:)

Thanks for sharing!

Dawn said...

It's very pretty. You did a great job with the painting. I'm impressed.

take care,

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Marie,
Love the mirror! And the vases are very artfully arranged!

Thanks so much for being a part of 2nd Time Around!


Jen r. said...

I think that looks great! It really highlights all of the detail!

Susie Mitchell said...

Hi Marie...What a beautiful mirror...thanks for sharing. I love it!
Blessings, Susie

kymber said...

Hi Marie,
Your mirror is beautiful! What a great find. You did a beautiful job on the redo.

I am itching to go thrifting - may have to get out there this weekend to hunt for treasures of my own!
Blessings on your day today!